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Reality TV crew killed in helicopter crash
globalpost.com ^ | February 10, 2013 16:17 | David Trifunov

Posted on 02/10/2013 2:01:12 PM PST by BenLurkin

Just hours after filming began, three crew members shooting a reality TV show died overnight in a California helicopter crash, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 3:40 a.m. in a rural, northern area of Los Angeles County, The Associated Press reported.

Filming had just started on Saturday, the AP said.

Polsa Rosa Ranch is a popular site for commercials, movies and TV shows, the Los Angeles Times said.

“The helicopter, a Bell 206, crashed under unknown circumstances,” the Federal Aviation Administration’s Allen Kenitzer told the LA Times...

He told the newspaper it appeared the reality show centered on the military.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood

1 posted on 02/10/2013 2:01:17 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
O.K. I am curious, what show?

CC

2 posted on 02/10/2013 2:04:43 PM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: BenLurkin

That’s some rugged terrain up there. I wonder which show they were filming.


3 posted on 02/10/2013 2:08:19 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: BenLurkin

3:40 A.M.

Christopher Jordan Dorner


4 posted on 02/10/2013 2:08:40 PM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Celtic Conservative
O.K. I am curious, what show?

I am also curious. What are they filming at 3:40 AM?

5 posted on 02/10/2013 2:10:40 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Gadsden1st
Run Forrest, RUN ...

(not condoning, just commentin' on the comment)

6 posted on 02/10/2013 2:10:49 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Gadsden1st
That was my thought also. Looking at the coments on the L A Times, wow most people think he was wronged and a lot think he is a hero. What a world we live in.
7 posted on 02/10/2013 2:15:06 PM PST by Rj Snows
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To: BenLurkin

For all we know, it was probably some cops who shot the chopper down. They probably thought it was a media chopper disobeying their orders.


8 posted on 02/10/2013 2:27:30 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
For all we know, it was probably some cops who shot the chopper down.

IF that's true it will never be found out, and there will never be any consequences to those who shot it down.

9 posted on 02/10/2013 2:33:57 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
For all we know, it was probably some cops who shot the chopper down. They probably thought it was a media chopper disobeying their orders.

Even worse - they thought it was a Nissan Titan.

10 posted on 02/10/2013 2:54:11 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: BenLurkin

Who, what, when, where, why, and how - all in the first sentence, if possible.

Six sentences in and we still don’t know the name of the show.

Back to j-school for the writer.

This kind of sloppy writing is becoming increasingly common.


11 posted on 02/10/2013 3:02:04 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: BenLurkin

It’s odd that they don’t mention the show. It would be embarrassing if much of “Survivor:Borneo” or whatever were filmed in California.


12 posted on 02/10/2013 3:05:50 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: BenLurkin

I caught an ad on Animal Planet today that raises a few questions for me.

It claimed to be about US military hunting poachers in Africa. I’m wondering if anyone knows about the show, if they’re actual military and what authorization they would have to enforce foreign laws in foreign nations.


13 posted on 02/10/2013 3:34:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jack Hammer
Six sentences in and we still don’t know the name of the show.

According the LA Times, it isn't named; their permit says it is "Untitled Military Project" for the Discovery Channel.

14 posted on 02/10/2013 3:36:49 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: BenLurkin

any bets they had a retired special forces type on board


15 posted on 02/10/2013 3:36:59 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
For all we know, it was probably some cops who shot the chopper down. They probably thought it was a media chopper disobeying their orders.

The LAPD thought the chopper was a gray Nissan Titan and shot it down.

16 posted on 02/10/2013 3:39:40 PM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: BenLurkin

Could be a contractor doing night shot segments that get edited in to TV shows or movies. As a trucking executive based in Santa Fe Springs, CA (LA) back in the 1970’s our terminal was used as a backdrop ... the primary interest trucks coming and going at night. Go figure.


17 posted on 02/10/2013 3:47:51 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: BenLurkin

No problem folks, all part of the show, How I Died Doing Sumpin’ Stupid.


18 posted on 02/10/2013 3:51:24 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: BenLurkin

RIP.


19 posted on 02/10/2013 3:52:05 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: sten

That’s what I’m wondering. Did we just lose another second amendment proponent? If so, this is leaving coincidence behind and heading into the realm of enemy action.


20 posted on 02/10/2013 4:04:50 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps
That’s what I’m wondering. Did we just lose another second amendment proponent? If so, this is leaving coincidence behind and heading into the realm of enemy action.

Helicopters are dangerous and crash a lot. Especially low-flying ones. At night.

21 posted on 02/10/2013 4:41:58 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: BenLurkin

They actually had someone filming the crash! THAT was the reality show!


22 posted on 02/10/2013 8:18:06 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: cripplecreek

Odinga has some elections to win don’t you know?


23 posted on 02/10/2013 9:18:59 PM PST by willyd
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To: SgtHooper

Crazy ex cop taunted that he had MANPADS rockets and would use them against the LAPD if they persued.

Just saying.


24 posted on 02/10/2013 9:22:20 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: sten
"any bets they had a retired special forces type on board"

I just found out a friend of mine from High School was on it. And yes, he was retired SF :-(

25 posted on 02/11/2013 6:32:59 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

i’ve heard there is a list of special operators and someone is paying to have them removed.

anyone else able to confirm this?
anyone know where to find the list?


26 posted on 02/11/2013 7:14:06 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Strategerist

Yep. Remember Vic Morrow and the two children on the ‘Twilight Zone: the Movie’ set? They were killed when the low-flying helicopter went out of control. Pyrotechnics were being fired off and one hit the tail of the helicopter causing the pilot to lose control. This was at 2:30 A.M.

At least Morrow and the children died quickly.

The whole thing could have been prevented.


27 posted on 02/25/2013 11:16:54 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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